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Contract Law & the Moral Limits of Markets

June 28, 2017 - July 1, 2017

The 2017 CSECL International Summer School will examine contractual aspects relating to basic question of the moral limits of markets. Most people believe that there are some things that should not be sold on markets, and that there are certain background conditions and terms that are antithetical to meaningful market exchange. The basic question of moral limits of markets has been a topic of debate among philosophers, legal scholars and economists. There are multitude of controversies over the moral limits of markets. From a legal standpoint, however, concrete answers are required to the question of what things and terms should be legally permissible.

This summer school invites a multidisciplinary exchange on questions at the intersection of contract law and the moral limits of markets. In a just society, what is the appropriate role of contract law in demarcating the moral limits of markets? And how ought a society treat exchanges that are morally controversial from a contractual perspective? The summer school engages these and other questions, including whether any moral limits of consumption should have a bearing on consumer contract law.

The participants will explore ‘Contract Law & the Moral Limits of Markets’ and will have opportunities to present, and link the teaching materials to, their own research.


June 28Morning



Inequality and the Problem of Porous Entitlements


Workshop by Aditi Bagchi


Participant Paper Discussions

June 29Morning




Contractual Externalities Beyond Frontiers

Workshop by Lyn Tjon Soei Len


Participant Paper Discussions

June 30Morning



Just Markets


Workshop by Hanoch Dagan


Participant Paper Discussions

July 1Morning



Immoral Contracts in a Pluralist Society


Workshop by Martijn Hesselink


Participant Paper Discussions (Tentative)

For whom?

We kindly invite advanced Masters students, Graduate/PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers and other junior scholars in law, philosophy, political science and economics to apply for the CSECL International Summer School. Participants should express an interest in private law, legal theory and/or philosophy of law, as the summer school will focus specifically in the role that contract law plays in demarcating moral limits of markets. Those admitted will be expected to attend all the sessions in order to benefit from the in depth discussions that the summer school aims to facilitate.

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June 28, 2017
July 1, 2017
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